Immigration issue becomes personal

By Anita Doberman This week, I attempted to sign up my children for swimming lessons. I would have easily succeeded in doing so, except that out of curiosity, I decided to ask the owner of the gym a question about the forms she gave me to fill out. On paper, there were the usual spaces […]

Creative Living features decorating with candles

Information on decorating with candles, window fashions and cooking “en concert” will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon Tuesday and at 2 p.m. Saturday. Olga Puzas, senior regional vice president with PartyLite Gifts, Inc. in Plymouth, Mass., says that candles are an easy, affordable way to decorate for weddings, plus they make […]

PHS counselors April 27

College entrance exams Senior and junior students interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam. The next ACT will be given June 14. Deadline to register is May 9. The next SAT will be given June 7. Deadline to register is May 6. Students can pick-up registration packets at […]

Library Books

The following books are available at Portales Public Library: Tested: One American school struggles to make the grade by Linda Perlstein. In this eye-opening examination of the effects of No Child Left Behind, Perlstein writes about her year-long immersion in Tyler Heights Elementary School. This Maryland school was once deemed a chaotic failure. In 2000 […]

Udall talks education, economy

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By Sarah Meyer, Freedom New Mexico Rep. Tom Udall addressed the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Friday during a visit to the area. Udall, D-N.M., touched on legislative appropriations that would help eastern New Mexico, noting he serves on the House Appropriations Committee. He is serving his fifth term in Congress. Pauline […]

Tuition, housing costs to rise 6 percent at ENMU

By Sarah Meyer, PNT Staff Writer The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Thursday to increase tuition, fees, and room and board by about 6 percent for the 2008-2009 academic year. Tuition rates will go up from $1,116 to $1,182 per semester for a full-time student. Student fees will go up from $462 […]

Robbery nets 21 year sentence

Freedom New Mexico A Clovis man arrested earlier this week for a bank robbery was sentenced Friday to 21 years in prison for the armed robbery of K’s Oriental Food Store, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Frank Lasky IV, 22, will be required to serve 85 percent of his sentence […]

State legislators talk business

By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico Small business owners need to get more involved in the creation of state regulations pertaining to businesses, according to Association of Commerce and Industry President Beverlee McClure. More than 70 people attended Friday’s ACI breakfast at the Clovis Civic Center, including small business owners and city, county and state […]

Alumni Bowl II on tap

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Mark Ribaudo believes it’s been a successful spring season for his Eastern New Mexico University football team. Now the Greyhounds want to wrap it up with some fun in what has been dubbed “Alumni Bowl II” at 4 p.m. today at Greyhound Field. ENMU, with about 60 players participating […]

Hounds smash eight homers in sweep

Freedom New Mexico CANYON, Texas — Eastern New Mexico University brought out the big bats on Friday. Senior third baseman Derrick Kennedy carried the biggest one of all. Kennedy drove in a school-record nine runs as the Greyhounds blasted West Texas A&M 23-5 in the opener of a Lone Star Conference doubleheader. The nine RBIs […]

Zias notch win over Pioneers

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By Dave Wagner: Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University pitcher Kristen Cruickshank was a little shaky in the first inning, but survived. After that, the sophomore was pretty much lights out. Cruickshank pitched a five-hitter and collected three hits at the plate Friday as the Zias bounced Texas Woman’s 9-1 in the opener of […]

Immigration issue takes a personal dive

By Anita Doberman

Quinones provides at plate

By Dave Wagner, Freedom New Mexico The 2008 softball season hasn’t been what Eastern New Mexico University’s Rebecca Quinones and her teammates had envisioned. Quinones, a 5-foot-2 sophomore second baseman from Gilbert, Ariz., has personally done all right. She’s posted a .361 batting average and leads the Zias in doubles (17) and RBIs (34) heading […]

Zia basketball signs five players

Freedom New Mexico Five players have signed national letters of intent to play women’s basketball at Eastern New Mexico University in the 2008-09 season. They include guards Chelsea Nichols of Lazbuddie, Alex Ortiz of El Paso and Karen Grant of Lubbock, and forwards Kassie Daugherty of Bridgeport, Texas, and Celeste Belizario of Amarillo. “Overall, it’s […]

LSC Track Athletes of the Week

MenTrackRaymond Radway, Abilene Chrsitian, Jr. sprinter, Mesquite, Texas — Radway won the 400 with the nation’s second-best time this spring, 46.24 seconds, in Baylor’s Michael Johnson Classic. He beat Baylor All-America Marcus Boyd (second in 46.82). ENMU nomineeJosh Browning, Sr. sprinter — Ran 22.37 for a second-place finish in last week’s McKinley Open at Adams […]

Mayor testifies about need for Ute Water Project

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales Mayor Orlando Ortega spent Thursday in Washington, D.C., with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He told a Water and Power Subcommittee he believed the Ute Water Project is a necessary answer to water concerns in eastern New Mexico, and that enough studying has been done to […]

Children focus on health

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Portales kindergarteners from Brown Early Childhood Center were on the march Thursday, complete with signs and chants — in support of juvenile diabetes research. The school is completing a week-long focus on healthy choices, which has included lessons on eating right and exercising. The students also raised funds for […]

National Day of Prayer events planned

By Janet Bresenham, Freedom New Mexico Many people throughout Portales, Clovis and across the United States will dedicate themselves to one common purpose next week: the power of prayer. For this year’s National Day of Prayer, local groups have organized a variety of events and services beginning Wednesday and Thursday to rally area men, women […]

Chamber looks forward during annual banquet

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor Col. Timothy Leahy, the man leading Cannon Air Force Base’s new Special Operations mission, gave the keynote address at the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet Thursday, while chamber officials unveiled a new mission of their own. Incoming Chamber president Antonio Sanchez unveiled a new mission statement for […]

Elida man arrested on drug charges

PNT Staff Report Officers from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Office and the Region V Task Force arrested an Elida man Monday on drug trafficking charges, according to a RCSO news release. Antonio Navarette, 41, of Elida was arrested on first-degree felony charges of trafficking cocaine (second offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, Navarette […]